Monday, June 8, 2009

Paul Broun thinks his constituents are Idiots

From the ABH:

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun has shown a knack for catch-phrases lately.

The Athens Republican calls a Democratic spending plan to jump-start the economy "porkulus" rather than stimulus, refers to the Obama Administration as the "steamroller of socialism" and on the House floor last September compared the bank bailout to livestock dung with a marshmallow in it, adding "I'm not gonna eat that cow patty."

Broun's latest turn of phrase involves an energy bill sponsored by Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Edward Markey, D-Mass. Broun called it the "Wacky-Marxist bill" on Thursday.

The second-term congressman is just trying to translate Washington-speak into language his constituents can understand, spokeswoman Pepper Pennington said.

Apparently, "Cap-and-Trade" is a bit complex for the Residents of Athens, GA where UGA, the Flag-ship school in Georgia, is located. If you cannot explain it as a "Cow Patty" or a "steamroller" then apparently we cannot understand.

The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, as the bill is formally known, would set up a cap-and-trade system to reduce air pollution. Waxman and Markey say the regulations would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 83 percent by 2050.

The bill also would force utilities to produce more renewable energy and provide funding for energy-efficient buildings and cleaner cars.

Anyone understand what "renewable energies" and "energy efficient buildings" and "cleaner cars" are? See, I do, but then again I am political. Hold on, let me call mom real quick... shes your run-of-the-mill, average citizen...

Yeah, even my mom knows what those words mean. So what does Paul Broun think of you, an average citizen of Athens, GA? Well he thinks:

Paul Broun... Misrepresenting Athens one day at a time!